Quit our jobs. Sold our home. Gonna ride the TAT. I'm Steve and I'll be riding with my wife, Amanda. We were inspired by watching Ed and Rachel do the TAT...watching their posts on YouTube...reading their blog on ADVrider. It looked like too much fun. Further investigation brought me to the Ride Reports of this fine website. Perusing through two dozen or so of those, and I think we were sold. Sounds like our kind of fun. I'm on a KTM 500 EXC. She's on a Suzuki DR200. Special thanks to the folks over at the DR200 thread for helping us build an adventure-worthy rig out of the DR200. The bike is a hoot to ride, is capable, and super simple to service. Also, thanks to all those on this website who write constructive, thoughtful, positive posts on how to do this. From tool kits to camping kit, whenever we had a question, we'd consult this website. I'm writing in KTM orange. Amanda will be writing in green. Amanda, say something to the people: Mark my words, everyone: I will be towing my joker husband with my DR200 somewhere on the trail. Just wait for that post. The journey starts on August 21. Maybe a little late in the season for a TAT ride, but if we don't do it now, when are we going to do it, right? Our ADV experience is a little thin. But what we lack in experience we hope to make up with time (we have no deadline) and with a cultivated attitude for adventure. Amanda's got an Instagram account, @ratsGoneRogue, that has pics, but I'll try to post some here, too.